Of course, we, who live at Lake Whitney, have known this all along. But it is still a well-kept secret up in the DFW metroplex and down in Houston. Property and homes at Lake Whitney are much more affordable than other lakes around Texas.
It is the rural environment of this lake that makes it most appealing for weekend homes — and for those who can move away from the city and enjoy a quieter, peaceful way of life. Lake Whitney is uncrowded — not overrun with homes, boats and traffic.
Best Outdoor Recreation in Texas
According to TexasOutside.com, Lake Whitney is the 4th largest lake in Texes — 23,500 acres with 225 miles of shoreline. “Lake Whitney offers some of the best outdoor recreation in Texas with excellent lakefront camping and lodging, good fishing, nearby hunting and perfect conditions for boating. The clear water, scenic bluffs, protected coves and unusually smooth water (primarily due to light boat traffic) are perfect for boaters.”
Cleanest Lakes in Texas.
USA Today lists Lake Whitney among the cleanest lakes in Texas. “Lake Whitney is one of the lesser-known lakes in Texas, which is hard to believe considering how beautiful it is….this is the perfect sport for swimming, camping, fishing and other lake activities.” March 15, 2018
Come out to Lake Whitney this spring. Enjoy its particularly beautiful sunsets and see how affordable living here can be. Call Emily Morris, Realtor, for a tour. 254-694-1111. LakeHomesLakeWhitney.com
BOUTIQUE SHOPPING. WINE TASTING. Enjoy our Lake Life!
Living the Lake Life.
Located between Ft. Worth and Waco, Lake Whitney is an inviting lake community with more to offer than a boat launch. You will find exciting fishing opportunities, safe boating waters, affordable homes and a lovely small town filled with delightful shops and boutiques.
Begin your exploration of Lake Life at Lake Whitney by coming down for a visit. Check in to Lake Homes Realty at Lake Whitney (5528 FM933) across from the White Bluff Resort gate. Emily Morris, Realtor, can give you great information about homes and property around the lake, including White Bluff Golf Resort.
Stay and Play at Lake Whitney.
White Bluff Resort offers condos, log cabins and two RV parks for visitors. Emily Morris can give you more information about arranging an overnight stay. The Resort offers two championship golf courses, a marina, four pools and dining at Mulligan’s on the New Course. The golf courses are open to the public; overnight guests can use other amenities.
Shop Downtown Lake Whitney
Browse for ladies wear at several shops, gift items, holiday decor, farmhouse furniture and decor, as well an antiques and collectibles. Oh, yes, you can also find a local winery shop in downtown Whitney. Be sure to check on the shop websites for hours as many stores only keep weekend hours. Here are a few of the Whitney shops.
TheFarmhouse Store.215 N. Brazos Street. You’ll recognize it by the giant Farm House sign on the side of the building. Crystal Stewart opened her shop in 2020, featuring custom furniture, handmade furniture and upscale Farmhouse-style decor and accessories.
A Daughter’s Dream. 201 N. Colorado Street. Just a block over from The Farmhouse Store. Teresa Wyatt has offered a beautiful selection of women’s clothing, handbags, jewelry and accessories for nearly four years. Gift items for all occasions and splendid holiday decor round out her offerings. But a big feature is Teresa’s knack for beautifully wrapping each purchase, making every shopper feel special. Plus she adds a homebaked cookie!
Juniper Cove Winery. 101 W. Washington Street. The tasting room for this local vineyard opened in 2020 and met with great success. It offers wine pairing events, wine tastings, and also some light sandwiches along with its wine selections.
The Rustic Heart. 108 W. Washington Street. This eclectic shop offers a wide variety of clothing for ladies and children, as well as decor items, gifts and antiques. Truly a fun shop in which to browse as you work your way around downtown Lake Whitney.
Loretta’s Stitch N Stuff. 112A W. Washington. Loretta opened her full-service quilting shop about two years ago with her granddaughter. She offers a beautiful variety of quality fabrics, notions and all things for quilting. She also does long-arm quilting on site.
More Whitney Shops and Recreational Choices
Brazos Street Market. 207 N. Brazos St. You’ll enjoy browsing this large store filled with antiques, collectibles, furniture, Texas decor and more.
I Can Only Imagine. Brazos Street. A newer shop in downtown Whitney features a nice mix of collectibles, decor, gifts and custom accessories.
Looking for a lake home that doesn’t cramp your family’s lifestyle? One with plenty of room for waterskiing, jetskiing, sailing, fishing and swimming? Lake Whitney is the one North Texas lake that opens up a world of uncrowded — and affordable — possibilities to you.
Overview of Lake Whitney
“Lake Whitney is just west of Hillsboro on I-35 and is a very scenic lake with limestone cliffs, rolling hills, and clear blue water. Lake Whitney was authorized by Congress for the primary purpose of flood control, water conservation, and hydroelectric power generation. Construction was completed by the Corp of Engineers in 1951 at a cost of $41 million. A total of 17,656 square miles of the Brazos River’s watershed feeds into Whitney. Lake Whitney offers some of the best outdoor recreation in Texas with excellent lake front camping and lodging, good fishing, nearby hunting, and perfect conditions for boating. The clear water, scenic bluffs, protected coves, and unusually smooth water (primarily due to light boat traffic) are perfect for boaters. “
If you want to learn more about Lake Whitney and possibly White Bluff Resort, call the well-recognized Lake Whitney Expert, Emily Morris. She is the #2 agent nationwide with LakeHomes.com. She lives at and loves Lake Whitney and helps many folks find their dream lake home — at a price they can afford. 254-694-1111. LakeHomesLakeWhitney.com
Draggin’ H Ranch. In Clifton, TX just one mile from the Lake Whitney Dam. Guided one-hour rides for $40/person. Group activities. Children under 10 not permitted on trail rides, but othr riding options are available for them. 940-329-9060
Campgrounds and Cabins
Thousand Trails — Lake Whitney RV Campground. Over 400 acres with RV sites, Campground and Rental Cabins.
You can be as busy as you want at White Bluff — especially if you love the outdoors. Golf, fishing, hunting, bicycling, horseback riding and boating are right out your back door in White Bluff and around Lake Whitney.
Two PGA Pro designed courses offer you golf right out your door. The New Course is currently open — cart path only. Since acquiring White Bluff and its amenities from the developer in September 2018, our Property Owners Association (POA) is updating and rebuilding the greens. Temporary greens are being used at this time. The Old Course will also be undergoing a renovation to improve both the greens and the traps. Work is progressing as quickly as possible to get both courses in pristine shape.
Lake Whitney offers unending opportunities for fishing from shore, a personal boat or a guide’s charter. With its own Marina, White Bluff provides an easily accessible boat ramp and marina slips if desired. But there are several other marinas on the lake as well. Boat rentals and guides are available on the lake. Striper is the premier fishing catch on Lake Whitney, but other types of bass, crappie and catfish are waiting for your hook.
White Bluff Marina gives boaters a close-to-home boat ramp — at no cost to property owners. Slips are available for lease. Lake Whitney is a quiet, uncrowded lake with 225 miles of shoreline. Fishing boats, pontoons, wave runners and water-ski boats are all welcome. But because of the lake’s size and the limited population on the lake, there is plenty of room for all. White Bluff also offers onsite storage facilities for boats and RVs.
Deer, Turkey, Duck and Dove are popular hunting targets around Lake Whitney. Surrounded by Corps of Engineer land, the lake has plentiful hunting grounds. Private ranches around White Bluff may also provide hunting leases. Hunting seasons are available here. Bow and gun are both permitted during particular seasons.
Biking and Hiking
Both mountain biking and hiking are popular within White Bluff Resort and at the Lake Whitney State Park. The park has a number of trails and occasionally competitive biking opportunities. Each May, a Tour de Norway Bike Race begins in nearby Clifton. Within White Bluff, there are nearly 60 miles of roads on which to ride.
Whether you own your own horse or want to rent one for a ride, you have choices in White Bluff Resort and around Lake Whitney. Inside White Bluff, we have equestrian properties sized to accommodate both your home and your horses. You may often see residents riding their horses around the Resort. But if you want to board your horse or rent one for a trail ride, you can easily do so. Here are two recommendations.